Citizens of Earth

Atlus will be bringing the Earthbound-inspired Citizens of Earth to the Wii U and 3DS eShops this September. The Kickstarter project which failed to reach its original goal was picked up by Atlus shortly after, who offered to publish the game.

Developed by Eden Industries, Citizens of Earth is a turn-based RPG that has players take charge as the Vice President of the World after a political candidacy. Throughout the game, players will be required to recruit citizens, and form a party of four to actively fight for the cause.

There are a total of 40 characters to recruit, ranging from the local weather lady to a jittery barista. Much like Earthbound, in combat, players can see the enemies they are engaging outside of a battle – no random encounters in this one. There'll also plenty of humour in the game, similar to HAL Laboratory's Super Nintendo classic.

To top it off, the game features bonus optional side-quests, and a lot of polish including real time lighting, full HD art, a night and day cycle and weather effects.

Check out the teaser trailer below, and let us know what you think.